Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 38-21 win at Cleveland.
The Redskins — Normally I don’t label THE ENTIRE FRANCHISE like this, but what a win: puts them atop the NFC East (after 3-6!), establishes Cousins as a top backup/prime tradebait, gives RGIII time to heal and on and on. At 8-6, they now have their best record at this point in seven years.
Kirk Cousins — The early going was rough, but once he hit Hankerson for that 54-yard rollout TD he was switched on: 323 yards passing, 70.3 percent completions, 8.9 yards per attempt, two touchdowns, three rushes for 22 yards and a 104.4 QB rating (RGIII’s is 104.2).
The Shanahans — First, for drafting Cousins to begin with. Second, for putting 38 points on the board in a road game with their backup QB under center. Again, the offense started slow (zero first downs the first four drives), but they scored four touchdowns in the second half to salt the game away.
Leonard Hankerson — That bobbling, stumbling TD was an...